Quick report on the VCF.
I went on the Saturday and saw all sorts of incredible old systems. The computer museum is a superb collection, but not an SGI in sight. Apparently they have a load in storage, but are in the process of a rearrange so they are not on display as of yet.
I also bumped into Chris Searle in a museum corridor (UK residents may remember him from a TV show called "The Computer Program" and "Micro Live") along with some other guys and we chatted for a while. A really nice guy and really interesting to talk to.
Weirdest thing of the day had to be seeing a bunch of networked ZX Spectrums with a twitter update program running and followed by BBC Micro's with USB ports on the side.
The lakeside tent was full of Amiga's and Amiga fans. The AROS project seems really interesting.
Also met one guy with an SGI t-shirt on, didn't actually catch your name. Nice to see another channer at the show.
I meet a member of the young volunteer program there who was all enthusiastic about the Cray that he was restoring. Couple that with seeing a PDP-11, Elliot 803 & 905 (my mum used to program them back in the 60's), the WITCH computer and of course Colossus.
Luking around in the pics, a SUN system, a bunch of HP's, ICL's and a Prime.
The CRAY (I counted 9 fans each side at the top and there is the same at the bottom. 36 10cm fans in total)
The Elliot 905
A few racks including a SUN on the back left, some ICL machines in the middle and a PRIME on the back right.
The Elliot 803, plus keepers
And last, but most certainly not least Collossus
I stronglly recomend anyone to visit the museum if they get the chance and get to the VCF next year.